The main drawbridge connected the Ravelin with the only entrance to the Castillo. This drawbridge was only raised during attacks. It took about fifteen minutes to either raise or lower the main drawbridge. This is a reconstruction of the original.
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Florida: A Social Studies Resource for Students and Teachers
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